Wednesday, February 1st, 2023
Wednesday, February 1st, 2023

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Minnesota expands lottery areas for some deer

St. Paul, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota is expanding its use of lottery
permits for hunting antlerless deer in some areas this fall.

The Department of Natural Resources says over-the-counter,
either-sex permits will be valid in significantly fewer areas,
especially in parts of northern and southwestern Minnesota. So
hunters who typically did not need to apply to get an either-sex
permit via lottery will need to do so.

The DNR says the change is part of an effort to increase herd
numbers in those areas.

Another major change: All muzzleloader hunters must apply for an
either-sex permit if they want to kill an antlerless deer in a
lottery permit area. In past years, muzzleloader hunters who did
not buy a regular firearms license could take an antlerless deer in
a lottery area without a permit.

The DNR advises hunters to review the regulations prior to the
Sept. 10 application deadline.

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